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Just Getting By Days

The Logical Heart Knows Best

On the days I work, it’s challenging to do everything I want. I used to lament that I needed to sleep. You know, like a child sleep fighting ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I’ve stopped resisting it so much and accept that it’s essential. So on days like today when I’m tired from working at my job, I know I won’t be as productive.

I’m doing this daily content creation for a year challenge, plus I am doing a 4-week Ignite Video Challenge group. I had been meditating every day, plus doing other personal development activities like CGC and Stature with Steve Pavlina, nature walks, but now I haven’t been able to squeeze it all in. On my days off I try to play catch up ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s difficult to write on the days when I’m especially tired, like today ๐Ÿ™‚ I try to Jedi mind trick myself and convince myself that I’m not tired, lol ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not working! What I really want to do is read in a hot bath and drink chamomile tea ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll do that just as soon as I publish this post.

Some days are “just getting by” days and that’s okay. It’s a languid, soothing feeling when you’ve worked to the point of fatigue. When you’re a bit sleep-deprived, it causes you to relax and surrender. You slow down and savor simple things, like tea, hot baths, reading, because you’re too exhausted to do much more ๐Ÿ™‚

I recall busy, frenetic times in my life when I was relieved to be sick with a fever because I got to rest, it forced me to ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so thankful my life is not like that anymore and I’ve become smarter about resting and sleeping. I seldom get sick anymore, don’t know if that’s because I’m old and have caught a lot of cooties and it built my immunity up or what? Or maybe it’s because I rest enough now? ๐Ÿ˜€

I have nothing that’s inspiring me much to write about. That also happens when I’m tired. Don’t get those sparks, just ashes, lol. I keep thinking I’ve got to get ready for bed soon, still adjusting to 4 am wake-up time.

The uninspiring days can be just as valuable as the peak ones. You learn to appreciate everything eventually, if you’ve reached the point where you’re no longer sleep fighting, lol. I love the days that are so amazing that you don’t want to sleep because you want it to last forever though! I can always do with more of those! The little kid is still lurking within me, ready to sleep fight, but tonight, sleep is welcome.

Now for the luxurious bath reading! ๐Ÿ˜€

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy.ย I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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